Aloha! Long time no see.
I installed the Taskbar Thumbnails Tuner. It is a relief to get rid of those irritating thumbnails. If my mouse got anywhere near the taskbar up they would pop and since I have my hand on the mouse all time except when typing I was seeing them pop up way too often...just like the charms bar and the big ugly black clock until I got Start8.
I guess the behavior I see is from Win 7? It is not like with XP. If I have three windows open in Thunderbird all minimized placing the mouse over any of them does not do what XP taskbar would do. I had to play with it to figure it out. You have to have really fine control of the mouse unlike with XP. I have to position the mouse on a minimized TB window UNDER the top window to get the list of TB windows to show. Seems to me mouse clicking on the top minimized window should bring up the list of all open TB windows but it doesn't. But aside from that slightly quirky behavior (which might make this unusable for anyone with fine motor problems or poor eyesight) it works fine and is much better than having to deal with those thumbnails popping up.
Thanks! (If you ever have any free time, I'd love to your opinion of the new Dell U2414H. I'm seriously thinking about buying it now even though there are no reviews yet for it).--
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